I normally have a bagel with light cream cheese and a small coffee for breakfast from Tim Hortons but since it was the first day of Chinese New Year, I decided I should try something different. So a BLT was what I ordered on an everything bagel. The BLT bagel was obviously more expensive than a bagel with cream cheese but it was a pretty good BLT bagel and I would order it again, the next time. Yums! Gong Hei Fatt Choy everyone!
While my siblings are having Buddha Jump Over The Monk for reunion dinner and worrying if I have any good food for Chinese New Year’s reunion dinner, I am having some chilli lobsters with jasmine rice for mine. I told my family and friends not to worry about me and to have a good time every year but they know that we don’t have a huge chinese community here, therefore every year, they try and send me lots of food and anything they can think of to make it a merrier Chinese New Year for me.
I’m so grateful for all their kindness and thinking of me and Chloe always. But my lobster dinner was pretty good too. So folks out there, don’t worry about me, I’m celebrating in my own way too.
I saw some Haddock Roe last week and had wanted to get some to try but my father in law – Budd, had it on the stove when we arrived on Sunday for a visit. It sure looked good but I didn’t try it but he said it was very good and fresh. Haddock Roes like any fish roes are a acquired taste, not everyone love it and it sure doesn’t look very appetizing before cooking them but it is really good.
Fry them up with a little corn flour and it’s ready to be tasted. Try it if you haven’t.
This is how the haddock roe looks like in the supermarket.
Sorry a month late with this yummy pecan pie made by Aunt Helena for Christmas. I loved pecan pie and wished I could eat all of it but I can’t because I’m diabetic. But that doesn’t mean that life is over with me, it just means that I have to eat in moderation. So a bite I took of the pecan pie and I loved it. It was sweeeeet alright but so worth it. Nothing beats home made pie that’s for sure.
Yes! a Canadian supplier for Asian food in Markham, Toronto! woohoo!! no worries about not being able to get food from home now. Well, not all the food that I want but at least some of the food that I’m eating. Shipping is reasonable and they are very quick with their services. Wen Ho Of Canada carries the Tean’s group of food that I’m currently eating now. They also carry the 3-in-1 tea from Aik Cheong and coffee as well.
4 boxes of food delivered within 1 week of ordering, now that’s pretty quick. I’m sure I will be ordering more food from them.
Life is so good, we get lobsters from a good friend/customer every now and then or rather everytime I crave for it. I wouldn’t know how to chop them up of course, so the Zhus not only helped to chop them up but cooked them. I love ginger fried lobsters with scallions and green onions.
But when you have sambal tumis, you stir fry it quickly another them and eat them like nasi lemak. It was really good! this year I think I’m gonna eat more lobster myself than giving it to other people.
I’m grateful for awesome people that surrounds my life and every Christmas, we have Christmas lunches with several people who’ve touched my life and those in the family. This Christmas as mentioned we wanted to give more than receive, so we had bought gifts that are a little bit more than our usual budget. So during one of these Christmas lunches, I handed these pearl necklaces as Christmas gifts to all these wonderful people who’ve made my life an awesome one. And what did we have for lunch?
Lobsters !!! of course!! Thanks to my awesome advertisers – these meals were all paid by them! what more can a girl ask right? You would be surprised how much free food I get with my job, but I’m truly blessed because the advertisers just loved my blog !
When friends from Ottawa came to visit, we eat a lot – in fact almost all the meals they had were with us. We went to the Chinese restaurant and then to Marco’s for a late lunch. We love Marco, because the food is good and reasonable prices and it’s in town and of course, the service is awesome. This is the kid’s fish nuggets – look how much the fish were.
Layla had spaghetti and a piece of garlic bread.
I had the philly cheese steak with baked potatoes.
While Hyunjin had the same except with a salad.
Iris had Haddock and mashed potatoes.
Beautiful Chantal had french fries and spaghetti and fish.
Jackie had haddock with rice
While Gustavo had fish with baked potatoes. We had a really awesome time together, I wished they didn’t have to leave so soon.
Second time purchasing Pork jerky aka bak kwa from Vancouver – BKH and still very disappointed with it but this time more disappointed that they didn’t arrived on time even though I paid so much more for shipping. They did reply during the first 2 queries but ignored me totally after I told them that 2 weeks for shipping isn’t acceptable within Canada.
But it did arrive just before Christmas – 24th December and even though I had commented that the last time I had it, they were too thick to chew and very painful to chew that way, they still came very thick. This time, I also tried the chilli jerky which was relatively thinner in slices – which was good. But the beef jerky and the pork ones were just as thick and impossible to chew.
I know for sure, that I won’t be ordering from BKH in Vancouver anymore – how disappointing eh.
We had a birthday celebration to attend last week and a local restaurant had hosted the event for us. We were very impressed with everything and the subwoofer at musicians friend that they had bought. I’ve always loved good music at a restaurant when we are entertaining and this local restaurant definitely went beyond and above their call of duty to help us make the birthday of a young man really special. Food was great a well of course and the prices were decent and most importantly we all had a good time.
Guess who turned 20 years old!!! yes ! it’s chloe BFFL – Josh! Happy birthday Josh ! and we went out to celebrate with him at Marco’s and had a great lunch ! This was what I had – I think the next time I better order something else and be more adventurous ! don’t really seems like a foodie if I don’t try other food right?
Chloe’s fish and chips.
Lynette’s chicken sandwich with gravy.
And Hyunjin’s philly steak – looks so yummy ! i think i wanna order this another time.
And the birthday boy’s fettuccine with chicken. Lots of birthday and lots of meet up in December.
I have been having a lot of brunch of late and that’s because I am up late in the morning and too early for lunch, so I order the all day breakfast most times and one of my favorite place is The Snack Place on Main Street. Look at how much food there is at less than $8 with a cup of coffee. Food was extremely yummy and a lot of food as you can see – I cannot finish them at all – but of course, normally a person would be able too but for someone’s first meal, it’s a lot for me. Lots of seating space and friendly staff.
Butter chicken is a classic Indian food. For those who wants to try a little spicy food but not too spicy, butter chicken would be the way to go. Shane at the Red Shed down on the Water front makes a good meal for only $8 tax included. Alot of chicken as you can see here and fragrant rice or basmatic rice. A very good meal indeed, for someone who love spicy food and food from home, this has gotta be the most convenient way to get them. So don’t forget to give it a try – not very far from our store, a 2 mins walk to the waterfront.
Mmmm… adult chocolate milk! now no excuse not to drink your milk eh? hahhaha!! these were found in a liquor store and to be exact the NSLC next to Superstore, therefore there must be some alcohol content in them. But I don’t really think there is much alcohol if I am not wrong.
So who wants to try some? maybe during the festive season eh?
I do miss a good treat, so thinking about the chocolate cubes that old Minard’s, we decided to go to Hebron and check out Bailey’s Cafe again. Everything looked so yummy even the doggy bones with coconut.
We were here for the chocolate and mocha cubes and we got some for ourselves and some as gifts for friends. Alas, the cubes were quite dry and we didn’t managed to finish them all. The mocha cubes were a bit bitter and dry and I didn’t eat finish them as well. For $1.50 a piece, I was quite disappointed but maybe this was just a bad batch and I’m not giving up on Bailey’s that’s for sure.
There are so many other things to try, so I’m gonna try other things instead the next time I’m there.
Loved the looks of the eclairs.
And lots of pies to choose from.
More pies and cheese cakes.
Cream corn as well. So the next time, I will try other stuff. No worries.
I was interviewed by the local radio station back home about my food blog last week. Indeed, I am really honored to be asked to go on a live show. But it was during the wee hours in the morning over here because we have a 12 hrs time difference. This is not the first live interview I’ve done since coming to Canada with our local station, so I’m very prepared for it. With my USB Microphone, a blue yeti pro , they called me on Skype and basically asked me a few questions about my life here in Canada and also about the food that I eat here and the restaurants here.
Yes, my readers come from all over the world but mostly from Asia and USA and I’m very happy to share with them about my life here in this small town and what people can expect in terms of food and living here. When I first started this food blog, I never thought that it would reach so far and become so popular with more than 10, 000 fans on my blog a day. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share about not only food but the education, the climate, and the living in Canada experiences. Since it was a live show, I cannot share the link with you here but the next time, I might give you a heads up, so you can hear what the interview was all about.
I’ve lived in Yarmouth for 13 years and I’ve been to the Grand Hotel many times for exhibitions and for talks but had never been to the Grand’s restaurant. And what a surprised I had when I was there for a breakfast with some out of town investors. Yes, you heard right, out of town investors, but I’m not telling you who they are hahah! but yes, the Grand have a team of awesome staff! and we had some egg benedict with Hollandse sauce.
I had the usual breakfast with eggs and bacon
The Grand was quite quiet that morning and the place was dated but definitely cozy.
The other guests were quiet and we were able to have an hour breakfast – chatting away about business. So the next time you need breakfast – check out the Grand Hotel on the first floor. Love the food, love the atmosphere and more in love with the staff. Breakfast starts from 7.30am – right up to 11am.
The Yarmouth Pub down on Water Street is the latest addition to our downtown eatery. Situated near the waterfront, not too far from Rudder, you can missed it. The Yarmouth Pub serves food on the first storey of the building and the pub is in the basement. Good music playing at the pub as we walked up the dining area and I noticed the exact same model of a cool gemini gvx-sub15p at guitar center at the pub.
The dining area was nicely furnished and the waitress came immediately to offer us drinks and menu. The mood was casual and it was warm upstairs on a cool rainy day.
I had ordered the steak because it was so cheap – and done just right! I loved it ! I had mine with baked potatoes and I was stuffed.
My g/f had fish – haddock baked. It was special of the day and it was less than $10 I think.
It came with a salad and we both had hot lemon tea. The bill came up to $30 + dollars – and food came promptly. I would definitely go back and would go to the pub next time for good music and drinks.
I’ve always loved a good salad with my meal and the ones at The Red Shed with real feta cheese definitely is a must have when you need a side dish. The salad is at $3.50 if I am not wrong – and tax included – I like that best and it comes freshly made and taste awesome. I had some fish cakes with my salad and it was an excellent meal. Try the salad next time you are at The Red Shed.
We had our 2nd Thanksgiving lunch with my sister from another mother at Rudders on Thanksgiving Monday as she had to work on Sunday and couldn’t join us at my in-laws.
Chloe was happy to see her Auntie Hyunjin of course.
Rudders was festively dressed – I loved the decor a lot and our waiter was really nice today.
I shared the escargot with Hyunjin and thought about our friend Shawn.
PB had chicken of course.
Chloe had her usual fish and chips.
Hyunjin had the special of the day, some german sausages and sauerkraut.
And I had their famous fishcakes. Enjoyed our meal tremendously – thanks to Hyunjin for the lunch treat. And she spent the rest of the day with us.